A zoning bylaw amendment that aims to allow strictly controlled accessory apartments for use as caregiver and affordable housing has begun to spark debate in Chilmark. The bylaw comes before voters at their annual town meeting April 27.
Robert J. Carroll, the prominent Edgartown businessman, conservationist, raconteur and longtime Vineyard power player who was sometimes a lightning rod for controversy, died on March 31 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. He was 90. A celebration of his life will be held at the Harbor View Hotel on Saturday, April 4, beginning at 4 p.m.
As of early in the morning on April 2, Chappaquiddick was no longer an island completely separated from Martha’s Vineyard. Nearly eight years after a northeaster cut a breach in the three-mile barrier beach that connects Edgartown with the smaller island, the Norton Point breach had closed.
An Alabama woman was named the new owner of an Edgartown home Tuesday — and millions of other would-be residents were disappointed — as Home and Garden Television announced the winner of the network’s annual dream home giveaway.
The Farm Institute and The Trustees of Reservations have announced plans to merge by the end of the year, with the Trustees taking the 15-year-old nonprofit teaching farm under its wing, leaders from both organizations told the Gazette Wednesday.